Michael Frayn Quotes

Now let all of us who are moderate, reasonable, fair-minded, balanced and normal, lift up our voices and give thanks to all those who are immoderate, unreasonable, bloody-minded, unbalanced and crazy; because without them as our context it is we who should be the abnormal ones. If all 3,500 million people in the world who […]

There is no woman so naked as one you can see to be naked underneath her clothes.

It’s not the despair, Laura. I can stand the despair… it’s the hope.

Even people of the deepest and most instinctive moderation nourish a secret belief that post-revolutionary societies may have some kind of unique virtue – a certain intangible dignity, perhaps. (They sometimes manifest this belief by their desire to read, over and over again, that it’s not true.) They cannot quite manage to accept that all […]

A toy car is a projection of a real car, made small enough for a child’s hand and imagination to grasp. A real car is a projection of a toy car, made large enough for an adult’s hand and imagination to grasp.